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THE BABYSITTER 1969 WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER 1971 CROWN INTERNATIONAL SEXPLOITATION DOUBLE FEATURE DVD-R!

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This familiar story of an older man/younger woman is surprisingly hard-edged. Bikers, hippies, free love and jail bait mix surprisingly well in this forgotten black-and-white indie effort. Lead actress Patricia Wymer, as the titular “Candy,” gives the finest performance of her career (spanning all of 3 drive-in epics). Wymer was precocious and fetching in THE YOUNG GRADUATES (1971), but gives a more serious performance in THE BABYSITTER. The occasional violence and periodic nudity are somewhat surprising, but well-handled by the director. Leads Wymer and George E. Carey sell the May/December romance believably. There are enough similarities between THE BABYSITTER and THE YOUNG GRADUATES to make one wonder if the same director helmed the latter film as well. Patricia Wymer, where are you?

Hailing from Seattle, WA, Miss Wymer had appeared as a dancer on the TV rock and roll show MALIBU U, before gracing the cover (as well as appearing in an eight-page spread) of the August, 1968 issue of “Best For Men,” a tasteful adults-only magazine. She also appeared as a coven witch in the popular 1969 cult drive-in shocker THE WITCHMAKER.

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also contains the cool 70s color remake WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER (1971)!

Weekend With the Babysitter : George E. Carrey stars as Jim, a well-off B-movie director who falls for his kids’ babysitter. It’s not hard to understand the attraction: his wife, a washed up actress-turned-junkie, is pretty damn irritating. Plus, the babysitter gives him some tips on the ridiculous script he’s working on–a motorcycle gang/hippie movie. Trouble mounts while the director and babysitter are exploring free-wheeling good times (under the guise of doing movie research) when Jim’s wife gets in too deep with some drug dealers by offering up her husband’s fancy boat to complete a drug deal in exchange for another fix. What’s funny about this film is that its predecessor, The Babysitter (1969), also stars George E. Carrey in what amounts to the same part. In this one, George E. Carrey is credited as co-writer of the film’s plot. Funnier still is the babysitter, played here by Susan Romen, is named Candy, which is the namesake of the earlier film’s babysitter as well, as depicted by Patricia Wymer. The most “meta” connection between the two is that, when Candy review’s Jim’s new script, she criticizes the dialogue, noting that “people don’t talk this way.” For all we know, she could have been reading the script of the earlier Babysitter film–although it’s amusing to note that the Candys in both films enjoy saying “Ciao, baby!” This one is mostly entertaining, although the 1969 film is better by a thin margin.

 

color, mono, widescreen 95 minutes. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic! 

 

 

 

 

 

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